SCM LAYS DOWN A MARKER TO SUPPORT CORROSION MANAGEMENT

Strategic Corrosion Management (SCM) is promoting safe working conditions in industry with the introduction of its unique and cost effective pipe markers. The SafeMark range allows for the contents of pipes and large cables to be easily identified by plant engineers and replace the outdated painted on and tape on markers that often require maintenance and exacerbate corrosion.

Pipes and large cables must be clearly marked in critical areas and signs on pipes containing dangerous substances should include approved style pictograms or hazard symbols on a coloured background.

SCM’s markers ensure companies are fully compliant with health and safety regulations and are specially formed from a "memory retaining" material, printed on its inner surface with colour coding, text, identification codes and individual notes if required. The standard sized markers are both UV resistant and for temperatures up to 80 degree Celsius.

The launch of the SafeMark range follows on from the creation of a new Products and Services division responsible for developing and marketing its expanding range of corrosion prevention and mitigation solutions to the oil & gas, energy and process sectors.

With 24 staff working across its UK operations plus a consultancy support network of 12 Corrosion Specialists and an Engineer pool of more than 60, SCM supports the long-term integrity of off and onshore oil & gas installations, chemical process plants and manufacturing facilities.

SCM is a world leader in all aspects of corrosion management and control, corrosion prevention techniques including coatings selection, insulation and passive fire protection and has been serving clients in the North Sea, Europe, Far and Middle East, Africa and the Americas for more than 30 years. 

Marc Dabbs, Products and Services Division Coordinator, said: “The SafeMark products are an exciting addition to our range. They are highly versatile and minimise identification costs over the plant’s lifetime. The markers include regulation symbols, text and can be customised to include other company specific data.”

Ian Cordingley, Managing Director of SCM, added: “Engineers recognise the time saving involved in rapidly identifying pipes rather than ‘walking the line’ and scouring drawings. In addition, unfamiliar personnel and outside contractors are significantly safer if hazardous pipes and cables are clearly marked.”